I'm putting together a status run on OneWorld carriers. I'm looking for a beachy Hikton property that's not too expensive (could use points or pay for a room) for a few (3-4) nights in early April somewhere on a nice swimming beach that's an easy flight on AA, say easily served by DFW or ORD. I'm think Hilton Clearwater Beach (I stayed there a few years ago) or maybe Doubletree Tampa Bay (never stayed). Water might be chilly in early April though. I wad originally thinking of Hilton Curaçao because I loved the water but it's three hops for me, connecting at DFW and MIA, and I'm trying to keep my sectors down so I'll have more elsewhere. Likewise, Barbados and Cancun all seem to require extra sectors. Separately, I'm looking for a nice Hilton property on Asia for 2-3 days very esrly January that's an easy flight from HKG. I thought of Phuket (never been) but flights are hard to find in D, and people say the beaches are dirty and not nice. I heard Bali has a nice Conrad but again beaches aren't nice, but there is a nice swimming pool good for laps. Thoughts and advice and suggestions are welcome!